"Over There" with the American Expeditionary Forces in France During the Great War

Event Information

Date & Time
February 5, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Clements Library Lecture
Event Type

A current exhibit at the Clements Library aims to present the experiences of ordinary Americans who served in France as part of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) during the First World War. Studying hundreds of letters written by soldiers, postcards, photographs, and other diverse materials, curator Louis Miller discovered some shared themes from these firsthand accounts to explore in the exhibition. In this lecture, Miller discusses some of the exceptional and heartbreaking stories found in the Clements’ archives, and presents an overview of the exhibit. Please register.

An after-hours viewing of the exhibit at the Clements Library will follow the lecture. Visitors have the opportunity to view both paper and three-dimensional objects relating to the First World War, including a doughboy helmet, censored letters, photographs, and souvenirs. A pamphlet of excerpts from the writings of Americans who served in the war complements the exhibit. The exhibit is open on Fridays through April 26, 2019.

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Library Contact
Bridget Kennedy bakenned@umich.edu
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